Amanda Russell has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Collaborative Teaching and Learning from Florida Southern College. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher for seventeen years. During that time she has served many students with special needs. She has taught reading, math, science, and social studies to children with autism, hydrocephalus, specific learning disabilities in reading and math, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Attention Deficit Disorder. Amanda has also taught many children to whom English is a second language.